Veterans

Civil War



William Henry Colsher
(1 Oct 1837 - 1 Apr 1921)
2nd Great-Grandfather
26th Indiana Infantry, Co. "K"
From the "Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana"
Enlisted Men of Company "K", Twenty-Sixth Regiment Infantry
Corporals; Colsher, William H.,Place of residence Petersburg, KY, Date of Muster
Aug. 30 1861, Veteran; must'd out Jan. 11, '66, as private.
Date of Commission July 1, 1865.
Second Lieutenant, William H. Colsher, commission revoked December 12, 1865.






Rufus Burton Parks
(5 May 1827 - 21 Sep 1897)
3rd Great-Grandfather
5th Kentucky Infantry, Co. "E" / 9th Kentucky Infantry
Kentucky 9th Regiment Infantry, Company "E" was regularly mustered in at Decatur, Alabama, March, 1862. In December, 1862, it was transferred to Newman's 23rd Battalion, Tennessee Volunteers, Co. "A," under the law allowing troops transfers to commands from their own States.

Boyers Stepens Pollock
(Apr 1832 - 1862/63)
3rd Great-Grandfather
41st Tennessee Infantry, Co. "A" out of Lincoln County, Tennessee in the fall of 1862.
Died December 27, 1862, at Grenada Hospital, Mississippi." Other records show that he died January 7, 1863, at Grenada Mississippi.

Veteran Ancestors of John Franklin Parkes






Revolutionary War

Michael Holt, Jr.
6th Great-Grandfather
Daughters American Revolution # A057299
Service: NORTH CAROLINA
Rank: PATRIOTIC SERVICE
Birth:5-6-1723 / CULPEPER CO VIRGINIA
Death:4-24-1799 / ORANGE CO NORTH CAROLINA
Service Source: NC REV WAR PAY VOUCHER #1143, ROLL S.115, FRAME 1431-1432; NC REV ARMY ACCTS, VOL C, PP 70-71, ROLL S.115.45; NC REV ARMY ACCTS, VOL XII, P 82.2, ROLL S.115.61
Service Description:
1) GAVE MATERIAL AID

Livingston Isbell
6th Great-Grandfather
Daughters American Revolution # A060647
Service: NORTH CAROLINA
Rank(s): CIVIL SERVICE, PRIVATE
Birth: (CIRCA) 1750
Death: (ANTE) 10-25-1785     WILKES CO NORTH CAROLINA
Service Source: CLARK,STATE RECS OF NC, VOL 19, P 289; ALDERMAN, OVERMOUNTAIN MEN, P 122
Service Description: 1) JUSTICE OF THE PEACE; BATTLE OF KING'S MOUNTAIN

George Cunningham
5th Great-Grandfather
Daughters American Revolution #: A028625
Service: NORTH CAROLINA   
Rank(s): PRIVATE, WAGONEER
Birth: 4-7-1753    ROWAN CO NORTH CAROLINA
Death: 8-3-1837     HAYWOOD CO NORTH CAROLINA
Pension Number: S*W2071
Service Source: S*W2071
Service Description:
1) CAPTS THOMPSON,CUNNINGHAM
2) COLS HAMMOND,HORNE,NEEL

Thomas Patton
5th Great-Grandfather
Daughters American Revolution #: A088953
Notice: DATA IN THE CORRECTION FILE
Service: SOUTH CAROLINA   
Rank(s): SOLDIER, PATRIOTIC SERVICE
Birth: 1726
Death: 1808     PISGAH FOREST BUNCOMBE CO NORTH CAROLINA
Service Source: SC ARCH, ACCTS AUD #5756, ROLL #115
Service Description:
1) HORSEMAN, CAPT CRAWFORD, COL BRANDON
2) PAID FOR SERVICES RENDERED

John Motlow
5th Great-Grandfather
Daughters American Revolution # A082214
Service: SOUTH CAROLINA
Rank: FIRST LIEUTENANT
Birth: 7-28-1757    ESSEX CO VIRGINIA
Death: 5-25-1812     GREENVILLE DIST SOUTH CAROLINA
Service Source: ERVIN, SC IN REV, P,82, SC AA #5381A
Service Description:
1) CAPT WILLIAM SMITH, LCOL JOHN THOMAS, GEN
2) SUMTER; ALSO MILITIA COL.ROEBUCK

Robert Stephens
5th Great-Grandfather
Listed as Robert Stevens
Daughters American Revolution # A109107
Service: VIRGINIA
Rank(s): PATRIOTIC SERVICE, PRIVATE
Birth: 6-17-1756    MORAY CO SCOTLAND
Death: 12- -1836     LINCOLN CO TENNESSEE
Pension Number: *S45895
Service Source: *S45895
Service Description:
1) CAPT PATTERSON,COL GOODE,MIL; ALSO SERVED AS SUBSTITUTE

James Lewis
4th Great-Grandfather
Daughters American Revolution # A069987
Service: VIRGINIA
Rank(s): PATRIOTIC SERVICE, SERGEANT
Birth: 4-6-1756    ALBEMARLE CO VIRGINIA
Death: 2-21-1849     FRANKLIN CO TENNESSEE
Pension Number: S*W303
Service Source: S*W303
Service Description:
1) SGT MAJOR, CONT LINE, 9TH REGT, CAPT WALKER, COLS FLEMING, MATTHEWS; MILITIA, CAPTS LEWIS, TALIAFERRO
2) PRISONER OF WAR; ALSO COMMISSARY

Enoch Pearson
6th Great-Grandfather
Daughters American Revolution #: A087025
Service: SOUTH CAROLINA    Rank: SOLDIER
Birth: (CIRCA) 1718    PENNSYLVANIA
Death: (CIRCA) 1780     NINETY SIX DIST SOUTH CAROLINA
Service Source:
SC ARCH, ACCTS AUD #5792, ROLL #116, FRAME 216, INDENT #3067, BOOK X
Service Description:
1) COL BRANDON,MIL.

William Pearson
5th Great-Grandfather
Daughters American Revolution #: A087231
FUTURE APPLICANTS MUST PROVE CORRECT SERVICE
Birth: 1760    PENNSYLVANIA
Death: 1844     TENNESSEE

Hawley Williamson Sr.
(1752 - 18 May 1830)
5th Great-Grandfather - Not found in DAR Database
WILLIAMSON, HAWLEY. "DIED-On the 18th inst. [May], at his residence in this county, in the 78th year of his. age, Hawley Williamson, a soldier of the Revolution, and for many years a citizen of Alabama."--The Democrat, Huntsville, May 28, 1830.

William Moore
(1710 - 1805)
5th Great-Grandfather - Not found in DAR Database
He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War and received a grant of 2880 acres for his services. He was also a member of the Provincial Assembly of North Carolina and of the House of Representatives; his name appears on Muster Roll of Grantville, N.C., regiment, 1755. Attended Flat River Primitive church, Person county North Carolina where William Moore family lived. Abraham Moore and his family stayed here while Joseph Moore moved to Caswell county, Elizabeth Ewers went to West Virginia, William, the younger, Richard and Stephen went to Albemarle county Virginia.

Rice Wilson Simpson
(1755 - 1847)
4th Great-Grandfather- Not found in DAR Database
A Georgia State Archives record shows that Rice Simpson enlisted in the 3rd Regiment (Few's) Georgia Militia, War of 1812 at Clarke County. He served six months stationed at Camp Covington.

John Parkes

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